Priscilla Carillo Barragán
Priscilla completed an undergraduate degree in Pharmaceutical and Biological Chemistry at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, motivated to directly contribute to the care of human health through science. Nonetheless, it was during this programme that she realised the interdependency of human health with Earth’s health, the "One Health". Driven by this realisation, she pursued a PhD programme in Environmental Science, at Newcastle University, where her research focussed on microbial communities’ biofuel production as a sustainable alternative to fossil fuels and to reduce Green House Gases, which are the leading cause for climate change. Priscilla’s expertise spans applied and environmental microbiology, molecular biology, global pollution, and waste valorisation. She aims to use this knowledge to address complex environmental issues and drive positive change for a healthier planet by providing sustainable solutions to anthropogenic pollutants. Priscilla has also advised the British Parliament on microplastics pollution policy as stakeholder of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Microplastics 2021. An integral part of Priscilla’s career is science communication, and she is excited to exchange microbiology knowledge with as broad and diverse participants as possible.